Bench the Bag continues through March
Sequoya is competing against other Scottsdale schools to recycle the most plastic film per student while students are learning the importance of recycling and keeping plastic out of the landfills.
Thin film plastic is the biggest contaminant in the city's recycling program because it can damage the automated equipment at the facility where all of your recyclables are sorted.
What can be recycled?
All collection materials must be relatively clean, completely dry, and/or empty. Please remove receipts! During the recycling process, receipts destroy the integrity of the batch and cause the entire load to be placed in a landfill instead of recycled.
Soft plastics accepted include:
- Plastic retail and grocery bags
- Shrink wrap (water bottle, soda, Gatorade, paper towel, toilet paper, etc.)
- Saran wrap
- Bread/bakery bags
- Produce bags
- Cereal bags
- Ziploc or re-sealable bags
- Dry cleaning bags
- Newspaper sleeves
- Bubble wrap
- Ice bags (must be DRY; must remove metal clips)
- Mattress bags